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TERENCE (PUBLIUS TERENTIUS AFER)
Roman (Carthaginian-born) comic poet
(c. 185 BC - 159 BC)
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Abundance changes the value of things.
      - [Abundance]

All men have more consideration for themselves than for others.
      - [Proverbs]

All men wear a disguised habit.
      - [Dissimulation]

All these inconveniences are incidents to love: reproaches, jealousies, quarrels, reconcilements, war, and then peace.
      - [Love]

As many men, so many opinions.
      - [Proverbs]

Deception follows on the heels of deception.
      - [Proverbs]

Each one wishes for his own advantage, rather than that of others.
      - [Selfishness]

Fare ye well, and give us your applause.
  [Lat., Vos valete et plaudite.]
      - last words of several comedies [Applause]

Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets enmity.
      - [Proverbs]

Gentleness and affability conquer at last.
      - [Gentleness]

Give place to your superiors.
      - [Proverbs]

Have you so much leisure from your own business that you can take care of other people's that does not at all belong to you?
      - [Business]

He who indulges in liberty of speech, will hear things in return which he will not like.
      - [Talking]

He who says what he likes, must hear what he does not like.
      - [Proverbs]

How much of injustice and depravity is sanctioned by custom!
      - [Proverbs]

Human nature is so constituted that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
      - [Prejudice]

I am a man; I count nothing human foreign to me.
      - [Humanity]

I am myself a man, and nothing relating to men is a matter of indifference to me.
      - [Proverbs]

I give not gold for mere expectations.
      - [Proverbs]

I hold a wolf by the ears. [I am in a dilemma I have caught a Tartar.]
      - [Proverbs]

I know not which way to turn. [I am in a quandary.]
      - [Proverbs]

I take it to be a principal rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
      - [Variety]

If we cannot do what we want, we must do what we can.
      - [Proverbs]

It is better to keep children to their duty by a sense of honor and by kindness than by fear.
      - [Childhood]

It is possible that a man can be so changed by love, that one could not recognize him to be the same person.
      - [Love]


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